International Internships

International Internships


International internships enable you to gain hands-on work experience, enrich academic study with practical application, increase opportunity for future employment, earn credit towards your degree, and experience personal growth as a global citizen.



Zamura Holding Company

Zamura Holding Company, located in central and northern Rwanda, has openings for 1-5 interns for Summer 2024. Intern will be assigned to an entity at Zamura Feeds or Pride Farms or both, as they are two companies under the Zamura Holding Company umbrella. Interns will be responsible for learning all aspects of Zamura’s business, culture, and market. This position will act in many roles throughout the company and may even be assigned special projects to lead. These responsibilities will expose the intern to international market dynamics and laws, problem solving skills, and introductory leadership in the same industry of each intern’s area of study. 

Some of the projects available include but are not limited to: 

  1. Contract Broiler Farmer Model evaluation and expansion 
  2. Biogas Digester Development to convert waste to fuel and fertilizer. 
  3. Develop Economic Model for Organic Fertilizer and Policy Briefs to explore changes to fertilizer subsidies and distribution. 
  4. Food Safety Plans, Certification, and Continuous improvement projects in Meat and Horticulture Processing. 
  5. Test Kitchen and New Product Development to offer more variety and value up wastes. 
  6. Horticulture farming continuous improvement, production planning, and contract conservation agriculture training. 
  7. Marketing and Merchandizing Agricultural Inputs and Finished Products to raise farmers’ and companies’ profits. 
  8. Lab Analysis of feed ingredients, horticultural inputs, and foodborne pathogens. 

For more information or to apply contact Gracie Pekarcik at

Borlaug Institute – International Agricultural Education Fellowship Program (IAEFP)

IAEFP trains and supports fellows to work with teachers and community members in developing countries to implement school-based agricultural education (SBAE) and establish youth leadership clubs. Based on a community needs assessments, fellows work to implement relevant and sustainable agricultural projects at each school. Must have completed Bachelor’s Degree.

For more information to apply click here

Catholic Relief Services – Internship Program

Catholic Relief Services is committed to offering opportunities for learning and growth in the field of international relief and development. CRS interns gain professional experience, build relevant knowledge and skills, and satisfy academic requirements. Our internships are ideal for individuals who aspire to build their practical knowledge and experience in the non-profit sector of international relief and development.

For more information and to apply click here

Foreign Agriculture Service – International Agricultural Internship Program (IAIP)

The International Agricultural Internship Program gives graduate students a chance to gain first-hand experience working at one of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service overseas post in U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world.

For more information and to apply click here

UN World Food Programme – Internship Program

The World Food Programme is always looking for talented, motivated and enthusiastic students from around the world. An internship at WFP is a great opportunity to acquire practical work experience while contributing to the goal of reaching Zero Hunger.

For more information and to apply click here

USAID – Student Internship Program

Interns and Fellows generally work in one of USAID’s offices in Washington, D.C., supporting program work in economic growth, agriculture, education, health, environment, democracy and governance, conflict prevention, and humanitarian assistance. Internships and Fellowships allow students the opportunity to explore Federal careers and offer valuable work experience.

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If you would like to request a student(s) from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture to intern at your organization, please complete the following form and return to study abroad coordinator, Gracie Pekarcik at